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Drunk on a Donkey
by Chip Bergeron
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I am currently reading The Soul's Religion" by Thomas Moore (no, not the 16th century Thomas More). This poem was sparked by reading chapter 4, and an image often used by Martin Luther.

 

DRUNK ON A DONKEY

 

Living on the edge of belief,

Skating along the precipice.

On one side, the fullness

Of thinking I know everything,

On the other, the emptiness

Of thinking I know nothing

The line, a thin tightrope,

And I, ungainly, self-drunk.

Balance is such a difficult thing!

 

Pay attention; be clear-headed

Attend to the mysteries

But not as if you’ve found them

Decoded them

Parsed them out,

This isn’t metaphysical grammar.

The truth is found somewhere

Between knowing too much

And not knowing anything at all.

 

And so I must walk the line,

Being content in what I know,

Being content in what I’ll never know,

Being aware the balance may tip

To one side or the other,

But like a drunkard on a donkey,

Not making any progress

Unless I can stay on his back,

And, if I do fall off

To one side or the other,

Scrambling to regain my seat,

Tottering along unsteadily,

But moving forward,

Because it’s the only way

I can ever hope to reach

My destination, whatever it is,

Wherever it may be….

 

-Chip Bergeron

May 15, 2012

 

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Reviewed by Axilea MU
Such thirst for knowledge... I've been feeling this way since I was a child, and I don't know if it will ever stop. At the same time, I often wonder if knowledge helps. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Whatever we study and learn, mystery prevails! Enjoyed discovering this piece!

Axilea
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Chip,
Enjoyed this insight into the road we each travel and keep trying to stay within the balance so we can go on and on. Excellent verses.

Many blessings,
+Linda
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Wonderful Chip...Such a creative poem about remaining in balance!
I have a piece I play that cracks me up each time I play it called "Donkey and the Driver" that reminds me a little of this notion.
Blessings,
Chris
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
This is simply fabulous Chip. Simply fabulous. I love the, "This isn't metaphysical grammar" stanza. Patrick
Reviewed by Richard King
"...thinking I know everything, ... thinking I know nothing" a conundrum, if ever there was one....

"...Being content in what I know, Being content in what Iíll never know," "... But moving forward," I couldn't conceive of a better way to deal with that conundrum.

Nicely done. Dick
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
CHIP ... VERY WELL DONE! I LIKE IT!

GAVE ME A MENTAL IMAGE OF OLE 'DON QUIXOTE' ... HEE-HAW !

Reviewed by John Flanagan
..balance IS such a difficult thing
and i believe i fell off that donkey
quite a way back and am reduced to footing it;
you deliver this with real questioning, Chip,
and for me it's such a worthwhile poem
Thank You

john
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
A very wise discourse except for the last two lines which make it fruitless for someone to think they are making any progress at all. Very interesting reading, indeed.

Ron
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